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Jenny Heeter

Senior Energy Analyst | 303-275-4366

Jenny Heeter is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Market analysis
Policy analysis
Utility regulation and analysis

Research Interests

Voluntary green power market
Renewable energy certificate markets and pricing
Solar renewable energy certificate markets
Renewable energy and carbon accounting


M.P.A. in environmental policy and natural resource management, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008
B.A. in environmental studies and political science, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2004

Prior Work Experience

Utility Analyst, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Indianapolis, Indiana (2008–2009)
Sustainability Fellow, Office of the Mayor, Bloomington, Indiana (20062008)
Assistant Project Manager, Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (20042006)

Featured Publications

Lori Bird, Pieter Gagnon, Jenny Heeter, 2016. Expanding Midscale Solar: Examining the Economic Potential, Barriers, and Opportunities at Offices, Hotels, Warehouses, and Universities. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65938.

Eric O'Shaughnessy, Jenny Heeter, David Keyser, Pieter Gagnon, Alexandra Aznar, 2016. Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-67101, 88 pp.

Trieu Mai, Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose, Lori Bird, Jenny Heeter, David Keyser, Venkat Krishnan, Jordan Macknick, Dev Millstein, 2016. A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/TP-6A20-67455, 73 pp. External Note: LBNL-1006962.

Heeter, Jenny, Phillip Beiter, Francisco Flores, David Hurlbut, and Chang Liu. 2015. Quantifying the Level of Cross-State Renewable Energy Transactions (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-63458.

Heeter, Jenny, Kathy Belyeu, and Ksenia Kuskova-Burns. 2014. Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2013 Data). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-63052.

Heeter, J., G. Barbose, L. Bird, S. Weaver, F. Flores-Espino, K. Kuskova-Burns, and R. Wiser. 2014. Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-6589E.

Heeter, Jenny and Joyce McLaren. 2012. Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses (Technical Report). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-54991.

Cochran, J., L. Bird, J. Heeter, and D.J. Arent. 2012. Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53732.

Holt, E., J. Sumner, and L. Bird. 2011. Role of Renewable Energy Certificates in Developing New Renewable Energy Projects. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-51904.

Full list of Jenny Heeter (previously Sumner) publications (NREL).